Inside The World's Fastest Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Violence, persecution, fear, despair and death. These words are often heard in Kutupalong and Balukhali, two of the world's largest refugee camps, home to approximately 660,000 people of the Rohingya ethnic group , in the south of Bangladesh.

 

 

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The Sacred Rite

Acording to ancient indigenous legends, in distant ages, in a dark and cloudy day, when only the "fireflies lit up the world", a woman gave birth to two children: the sun and moon, twins in human form. When the mother died, the sun then decided to honor her with a ritual in which joy and regret walked hand in hand. Thus was born the Kuarup.

 

 

The New Gold Rush In Brazil

Four centuries after the gold rush, Brazil is facing a new and bigger race on the metal of all time. New frontiers have been opened, operated by large foreign companies, using heavy machines and allowing men to reach depths never dreamed before.
In the central and north regions of the country, mines until then never touched became economically viable in face of higger prices in international markets.

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Squatters in Rio de Janeiro city

Study of the João Pinheiro Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Cities, IDB and the UN estimates that there is a deficit of 7.9 million homes in Brazil. Only in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro lacks 450 000 dwellings. Given that reality, thousands of people - the so-called homeless - are living in abandoned buildings under conditions of extreme poverty.
In this environment men, women and children live daily with the trash, disease and violence, mainly caused by alcoholism and drug use.

Inside The Dr. Eiras Asylum

Founded in the '60s to be a center of excellence in mental health, the clinic Dr. Eiras in Paracambi, southern of Rio de Janeiro state, has become over the years a storehouse of patients.

Often involved in allegations of mistreatment, the clinic has gone through an intervention by the Ministry of Health on June 17, 2004. On March 23, 2012, the psychiatric hospital was definitively closed two years after the court order , according to the Rio de Janeiro Public Prosecutor's Office (MPRJ). The last seven patients were transferred to another clinic in the same municipality.

The Issue of Transport In Major Brazilian Cities

Problems, solutions and challenges in face of rampant increase in the number of cars and the lack of infrastructure in the country. In this chapter, Brasilia, Brazil's capital planned by the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer.

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